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Two police officers injured in stolen car chase in west Belfast - three arrested including two teens

Two police officers have been injured during the pursuit of a stolen car in west Belfast.

On Monday afternoon a car was stolen in the Clifton Street area of north Belfast.

Police believe this car may have been involved in thefts in commercial premises in the Rosemary Street and Bouchers Crescent areas.

Just before 5.40pm police spotted the stolen car in the Springfield Road area and officers from the Auto Crime Unit pursued it.

The car reversed into the police vehicle in the Iris Street area, causing damage to the car and injury to two officers.

The stolen car then came to a stop in the Gortfin Street area.

A 29-year-old man and two males aged 16 and 15 were arrested in the west Belfast area Monday January 12 in connection with the theft of a vehicle and other offences.

Inspector Paul Noble said: "The three males have all been arrested on suspicion of several offences including aggravated taking and driving away (TADA), theft and burglary. They all currently remain in custody assisting police with their enquiries."

The two officers' injuries are not life threatening.

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